GENEVA, Switzerland, March 13 /CNW/ - WISekey SA, Lead Partner for eID
solutions delivery by Microsoft, today announced that its CertifyID
TrustCenter 2008 is the first Enhanced Security Technology solution to earn
Windows Server 2008 software certification.
WISekey's CertifyID TrustCenter 2008 Edition helps enterprises and
governments achieve enhanced security by simplifying and significantly
lowering the costs associated with the deployment of trusted public key
infrastructures as part of their core organization security strategy.
CertifyID TrustCenter 2008 takes full advantage of the security and digital
certificate technology enhancements in Windows Server 2008, especially the
enhanced CA (Certificate Authority), client enrollment API and UI,
cryptographic enhancements and smart card subsystem.
"WISekey is a leading security provider with a well established trusted
PKI model that leverages the security enhancements in Windows Server 2008,"
said Tony de Freitas, director of Windows Server Marketing division at
Microsoft, "CertifyID TrustCenter with Windows Server 2008 enables our
customers to provide a secure trust management framework and ID management
system. WISeKey continues to deliver on their commitment to educate, promote
and deliver identity management solutions to governments in Europe and around
the world as a Lead Partner for eID solutions delivery by Microsoft."
"Enabling the deployment of globally trusted digital certificates using
Windows Server 2008 provides organizations with the enhanced security they
need as they increasingly open their networks to customers and partners. Our
investment on the Windows platform continues to be an easy choice as Microsoft
provides a powerful core platform security technology that helps to simplify
and significantly lower the costs associated with trusted digital certificates
and strong credential authentication solutions," said Carlos Moreira, Chairman
and CEO, WISekey.
"The release of Windows Server 2008 reinforces Microsoft's commitment to
security and quality with support for next generation cryptographic and hash
algorithms required by the US and some European governments, and sets the
stage for Common Criteria evaluation. Certifying our products on Windows
Server 2008 is just one of the commitments we are making to our customers as
trusted public key infrastructures increasingly become part of core enterprise
security strategy." said Kevin Blackman, VP Product Management Solutions and
Windows Server 2008 software certification consists of approximately 100
test cases that independently confirm an application's compliance with best
practices for compatibility, security, reliability, and availability on the
new platform, while ensuring the software performs in a 64-bit environment.
The certification identifies top-performing technologies that are ready to
deploy in mission-critical environments. As a participant in the Microsoft
Early Access Program (EAP) for Windows Server 2008 Software Certification,
WISekey's CertifyID TrustCenter 2008 is one of more than 300 applications that
are eligible for certification on a pre-release version of the new platform.
The CertifyID TrustCenter is a unique solution offering a complete and
affordable Trusted Identity Infrastructure for enhanced enterprise security.
The CertifyID TrustCenter 2008 edition enables easy and effective OISTE
endorsed and AICPA WebTrust accredited digital certificate and identity
management within enterprises by extending the organization's core public key
infrastructure and enabling the issuance of S/MIME, VPN, SSL and other
certificates chained to WISekey's pre-distributed global root certificate,
which is present in most popular operating systems, servers, internet browsing
and email clients.
Details about Windows Server 2008 software certification, its test
framework, and the Early Access Program are available at
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For further information: Daniel Ybarra, dybarra@Wisekey.com, Tel.: